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Nobel Prize in Literature 2017

And the winner is: Kazuo Ishiguro
https://www.nobelprize.org/---/press.html
Have you read any of his books?
Novels:
A Pale View of Hills (1982) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6783261
An Artist of the Floating World (1986) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6000188
The Remains of the Day (1989) (no registered copy with my thoughts)
The Unconsoled (1995) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5982295
When We Were Orphans (2000) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7437222
Never Let Me Go (2005) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7143522
The Buried Giant (2015) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13916678
https://en.wikipedia.org/---/Kazuo_Ishiguro
I just realised I read them all (the novels), I always thought there was one left.
Recommendable, I can't even decide on a favourite. Except that The Unconsoled is more of a kind of Marmite book - love it or hate it, not the easiest read.
ETA: What I haven't read yet is a volume of short stories:
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

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And the winner is: Kazuo Ishiguro
https://www.nobelprize.org/---/press.html
Have you read any of his books?
Novels:
A Pale View of Hills (1982) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6783261/
An Artist of the Floating World (1986) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6000188/
The Remains of the Day (1989) (no registered copy with my thoughts)
The Unconsoled (1995) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5982295/
When We Were Orphans (2000) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7437222/
Never Let Me Go (2005) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7143522/
The Buried Giant (2015) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13916678/
https://en.wikipedia.org/---/Kazuo_Ishiguro
I just realised I read them all (the novels), I always thought there was one left.
Recommendable, I can't even decide on a favourite. Except that The Unconsoled is more of a kind of Marmite book - love it or hate it, not the easiest read.
ETA: What I haven't read yet is a volume of short stories:
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

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I've read 3

The Remains of the Day
When We Were Orphans
Never Let Me Go
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I've read 3

The Remains of the Day
When We Were Orphans
Never Let Me Go

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ETA: What I haven't read yet is a volume of short stories:
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall


I really enjoyed this one - it's actually the first of Ishiguro's books that I read (let me know if you want to borrow it, ApoloniaX, I have it in my PC), and I recently read The Buried Giant. It's interesting to have the winner this year be someone whose books I've read a bit of. I have a copy of An Artist of the Floating World so I guess that should be next.

On the BBC last night I found a few interesting articles:
http://www.bbc.com/---/entertainment-arts-41513246
I particularly like the clip at the end where he discusses The Buried Giant and how his wife helps critique his work.

And this one is kind of funny, about all the Murakami fans that gather each year before the Nobel Literature announcement...
http://www.bbc.com/---/world-asia-41521260
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I had also hoped for Murakami, but wasn't really disappointed when I read it's Ishiguro.
I'll get back to you about Nocturnes, lils, if I can finish my TBRs before leaving Nepal - thanks for the offer.
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I've read 'Never Let Me Go'. A very interesting book.
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I've read Remains of the Day (though apparently not since I started BookCrossing), Never Let Me Go ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12950198/ ), and Nocturnes ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12635975/ ). Am very interested in Buried Giant, but haven't got around to that one yet.

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